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    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

    Ateneo , La Salle Post NCAA Wins

    Manila, September 15, 1963 -

    The Ateneo Blue Eagles streaked to their fourth straight win in the NCAA cage tournament by blasting the Mapua Tech Cardinals, 79-63.
    The Hail Mary quintet were led by Nazario Constantino, Felix Flores and Antonio Guidotti with their unnerving display of good shooting and teamanship. They led 39-29 at the half and continued their mastery of the Cardinals in the second half.
    In the other game, the De La Salle Green Archers inspired no end with the terrific combined shooting of Vincent Misa, Guillermo Manotoc, Miguel Noble and Lawrence Gonzales came behind a 30-35 halftime deficit to shoot down the Heavy Bombers of Jose Rizal College, 73-62.

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    Wild and wooly race
    August 1998

    The spell casts by the Letran Knights has been broken. The NCAA pennant race is now wide open.
    Thanks to the Jose Rizal College heavy bombers who ushered in the rash of upsets that shook the standings of the country's oldest collegiate league.
    The Heavy bombers, compensating for their lack of ceiling with non-stop running and gunning, stunned the Knights, 82-70, last Thursday to snap the Knights five game winning run and wheel themselves back into contention. The Stags, however, are determined to prove that they're capable of continuing their predecessors' illustrious record and subdued the heavy bombers, 92-82, last Saturday.
    That victory, coming after the stags were humbled by theunpredictable Mapua Cardinals, lifted the Stags to a 4-2 win-loss record, same as that of the Cardinals. The Heavy bombers, on the other hand, slipped to 4-3.
    Philippine Christian University, finally discovering the joy of winning under new coach Joshua Villapando, follows at 3-3 following a 58-56 squeaker over University of Perpetual Help-Rizal, also Friday. Languishing at the cellar are league newcomer St.Benilde and the once-formidable San Beda College.
    Letran Coach Louie Alas wasn't upset a bit by the defeat, fact is, he was glad it came early, thus giving him ample time to correct the perceived flaws of the Knights, who remain to be the crown favorites.
    Manpower-wise, the Knights have little problem as they have a crack shooter Chris Calaguio, ace center Kerby Raymundo and boby banger Erwin Velez.

    September 1998

    Don't give up on the San Sebastian College Stags yet. Their title-retention bid in the NCAA is still alive.
    Showing that they still have enough firepower left in their arsenal. The Stags mauled the San Beda Red Lions, 89-67, last Monday to gain the No.2 spot in the final four. The Stags, bucking the loss of their six top players, wound up with an 8-win, 6-loss record and ranked second to the top qualifier Letran Knights, who are at 11-2.
    The top two qualifiers need only to beat the third and fourth-ranked teams to forge a title showdown for this year's men's crown.
    Letran, bannered by five national team candidates, will face the San Beda College; San Sebastian, eyeing its sixth straight title, will clash with University of Perpetual Help-Rizal. The Altas secured the third spot with a masterful 70-56 conquest of the Mapua Cardinals also Monday.
    Getting stronger as the league progresses, the Stags of coach Bay Cristobal will be banking on Gherome Barbosa, Mark Macapagal, Alvin Pua, Ricardo Medina, Michael Robinson, Homer Se and Fil-Am Dejon Lee against the tall Altas.
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    Letran wins NCAA senior cage title
    Monday, Oct. 19, 1970
    By Romy Pascual
    (Special to MANILA TIMES)

    Yesterday's Results
    JRC 53; Mapua 51 (Jrs)
    Letran 94; La Salle 82 (Srs)

    Quezon City, Oct. 18 - Letran captured the 1970 NCAA basketball championship today with a clinching second straight victory of La Salle, 94-82, in their best of three playoff at the Loyola Center.

    David Regullano, the Knights' 6-foot-3 center, neutralized a 33 point splurge by La Salle's Julian Lim with 25 points and 15 rebounds in what he himself rated was his finest performance so far.

    It was the Knights' fifth NCAA crown since 1937 when they won their first, and a shining tribute to coach Gabby Fajardo, who had a lean stretch since his glory days with the Prisco All-Stars of the early 50s.

    The NCAA junior championship went into a rubber match as the Jose Rizal Light Bombers turned back the Mapua Tech Red Robins, 53-51, to square their best of three playoff at 1-all.

    Again the Green Archers started mightily as they did in yesterday's playoff opener before being thwarted by the strong-finishing Letranites, 78-64.

    And again the Knights sent them reeling back, never to recover, with 12-2 onslaught in the second quarter by Rodolfo Hines, Regullano and Manuel Pineda from 28-all.

    Punctuating La Salle's promising start were leads of 21-16 and 25-20 carved out by Lim and Federico Sola.

    Egging on the Knights in the crowd of 6,000 were fanatics who shelled the referees with bottlecaps and debris in the fourth quarter over a call they didn't like.

    Absentees were Danilo Rarallo of La Salle, who was ill with flu, and Letran's Tommy Gutierrez, whom school authorities dropped for repeated absences from classes.

    Mapua Tech's Anastacio Go won the league's "most valuable player" award while Letran's Ricardo Pineda, who shot the season's individual record of 43 points, copped "rookie of the year" honors.

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    1987 NCAA Finals

    Stags again a game away from NC Crown!
    The champ by Buddy Macaspac

    Everytime the San Sebastian Stags go up against the Letran Knights, head coach Francis Rodriguez makes it a point to come up with a surprise.
    The Surprise in the opener of their Best of Three championship series for the NCAA senior basketball crown last Friday afternoon at the Rizal Coliseum turned out to be reserve forward Saturnino Garrido and a two-man high post play anchored on the prolific Napoleon Hatton and Melchor Teves.
    The six-foot Hatton triggered the Stags' first breakway, a torrid 20-9 attack as he completed a three-point play off the hulking William Johnson. He punctuated it himself with a thunderous right-handed dunk that jolted the crowd with the sound it generated. That singular blitz of brilliance gave San Sebastian its first double-digit advantage, 51-39.
    But the defending champion kept coming back. Skipper Fernando Libed caught fire and began scoring on difficult drives and fade-away jumpers while power forward Albert David was most effective on short stabs. As the duo wrought havoc and completely threw the San Sebastian defense off-course, the Stags, in their overeagerness to exact revenge over the Knights for a frustrating 92-94 overtime loss on the final day of the eliminations that consequently denied them a two-round sweep and the title outright, forced their attempts and started committing errors.
    Before the Stags knew it, Letran had already seize the upperhand, 64-60. But the Stags were not to be denied, Garrido played the firemans role and league MVP Eugene Quilban assumed the stabilizers tasks as the Stags woke up from the near-costly slumber to take control of the game anew. The 5-10 Garrido, pinch-hitting for the on-and-off Paul Alvarez, pumped in all of his eight points, even as the diminutive Quilban added six, as San Sebastian dropped a telling 14-2 bomb that erased a 67-68 deficit and erected an 11-point cushion, 81-70, with only four and a half minutes remaining.
    That was all San Sebastian needed to curb Letran's fiery comeback. It was smooth-sailing from then out for the Recoletos-based squad as it went on to win soundly, 93-81, to move within a game of scoring a sweep of their titular showdown. "natutuwa ako sa nilalaro ko, Talagang inireserba ako ni coach para sa second half dahil palagi akong kinakapos" said the 20-year-old Garrido, a commerce sophomore at the Recto Avenue College.
    "We'll definitely go for a sweep on Tuesday, mahirap na at baka kami pa ang masilat, dapat pumukpok habang mainit" said the jubilant Rodriguez, who is gunning for his second NCAA title after earlier steering the Stags to the championship two years back.
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    i watched this on TV- i was on my 7th grade.... libed made the shot after a paul alvarez "baldog shot" ( close range)..halos magiba ang rizal coliseum.... panalo na, naging bato pa....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekiboy
    i watched this on TV- i was on my 7th grade.... libed made the shot after a paul alvarez "baldog shot" ( close range)..halos magiba ang rizal coliseum.... panalo na, naging bato pa....
    napanood ko din eto although it was already replayed on TV, siyempre ang inabangan ko yun last shot ni Libed sa huli, grabe ang dami ng crowd sa Rizal Memorial, it was a sorry loss for SSC.

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    Manila Standard, Wednesday, October 7, 1987
    Letran foils SSC, forces Game 3
    Rookie's heroics seal 93-90 triumph over hardluck collegiate champion Stags

    Game 3 Friday
    2:30 p.m. - San Sebastian vs Letran

    Back-to-the-wall Letran found an unlikely hero in rookie Erwin Santos yesterday to stop San Sebastian, 93-90, and extend the NCAA basketball title playoffs to a third and final showdown Friday at the Rizal Coliseum.

    The 6-foot-1 Santos, fresh from the junior ranks, blocked Saturnino Garrido's attempt with 14 seconds left then intercepted Paul Alvarez' pass to Arnold Adlawan with three seconds to go to preserve teammate Robert Ruiz' game-clinching free throws which earlier shattered the game's last deadlock at 90-all.

    The gangling Ruiz then split his charities off Melchor Teves at the buzzer for the final count.

    It was a sorry setback for the national college champion Stags, who had come to within a win of taking their third title in the league twice this season only to be foiled on as many occasions by the defending champions.

    The Knights beat them to the second round pennant with a 94-92 triumph and were only another win short of wrapping up the best-of-three title series yesterday after taking Game one, 93-81 when disaster struck anew.

    "Sanay talaga kami sa pressure," observed Letran coach Eddie Reyes, who is trying to give the Knights their 10th title. "Ni-review namin yung tape ng first game at tsinek namin yung mga mali namin. Mabuti naman pati yung mga bago nag-click."

    The setback put all the pressure on the Stags when they meet anew Friday. but San Sebastian coach Francis Rodriguez is unfazed. "Kung ganito uli ang laban malamang makuha namin sa Biyernes." he said.

    For a while the Stags looked all set to turn the game around in the final two minutes when they came came back from eight points down to tie the count at 90-all through Alvarez, who was playing out of the national team that will defend the Asian Basketball Confederation championship a month from now.

    Alvarez struck with a fastbreak stab and two free throws of Alberto David before Garrido scored on a jumper and diminutive Eugene Quilban soared high for a lay up that tied the contest for the last time, 47 seconds remaining.

    But the 6-foot-3 Ruiz put Letran on top to stay with a pair of free throws off Garrido, before Santos came through with his late heroics to preserve the victory.

    Santos, a native of Manila, was also a revelation midway in the final period when coming in for his cramp-stricken team captain, Fernando Libed, scored eight points that helped bail Letran out of a see-saw contest, 84-79 going into the last six minutes.

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    Knights struggle past Altas in OT, share lead

    Star 9-11-1996

    It took Letran College an extra five minutes, but the Knights still did it, beating a stubborn Perpetual Help College side, 93-89, yesterday to gain a share of the lead with idle San Sebastian College in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Rizal Memorial.
    The Knights had to scramble in regulation to avert an impending defeat, then called on the steady hands of Francis Arabit and Erwin Velez at crunchtime to pound out the victory from the line for their second victory in as many games.
    That kept the Knights in step with the Stags at the top of the seven-team field, but the scrambling win didn't speak well of the caliber of the team tapped to stop the historic four-title romp by San Sebastian.
    Arabit sank two pressure-packed charities in the final 16 seconds to shatter an 89-all count, then Letran watched Perpetual Help bungle its final offensive thrust for the win, secured by Velez's own free throws.
    The Altas, who engaged the Knights in a tight, see-sawing contest through out, actually had two chances to win in regulation but Rubi muffed a three-point attempt with six seconds left and Jose Manalo flubbed what seemed to be an easy follow-up shot of Rubi's miss at the buzzer.
    Perpetual Help came into the last two minutes of regulation with an 77-72 lead but ran out of offensive options in the ensuing plays, enabling the Knights to draw level at 79-all on the strength of a 7-2 run.

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    Manila Standard, Saturday, October 10, 1987
    Letran shades SSC for title
    Stags play not to lose, give up late goal for Knight's 63-62 win

    Letran's Fernando Libed defied San sebastian's three man shaded lane barricade with a clutch fade-away basket yesterday that lifted the Knights to a come from behind 63-62 win and their 10th NCAA basketball crown at the Rizal Coliseum.

    Down 55-62 in the last minutes, the Knights wove a defensive cloak on the Stags, who almost surprisingly opted to waste away the clock with barely a semblance of a play pattern and chose to waive two trips to the charity line in the last 54 seconds with Letran closing in, 61-62.

    San Sebastian's ball carrier Eugene Quilban, the regular season MVP, dribbled away some precious seconds from the top of the key but the ball was stranded at the low post and Crizaldo Bade had to launch a forced shot that rimmed out. Letran's Roberto Ruiz came down with the rebound.

    Ruiz rifled a pass to teammate Alberto David at midcourt and David spotted Arthur Ayson near the right wing. But Ayson opted for more percentage by relaying the ball to Libed, who plowed inside and popped a jumper over the outstretched hands of Stags' Melchor Teves, Allan de los Reyes and Napoleon Hatton for the winning basket, barely 1.2 seconds left.

    The Stags were so stunned by the surprise basket, some of them appeared nailed to the floor, moments after the final horn. A couple of them collapsed to the floor unmindful of the flood of Letran supporters who spilled into the court to give their schoolmates a warm salute and their foot high Sto. Nino a deserving victory ride.

    "Pinaghigpitan ko lang ang depensa sa itaas at pina-pressure defense ko sa ilalim sina (Paul) Alvarez at Hatton," said Letran coach Eddie Reyes, who showed up in Game Three with the same white Stayknit sports shirt he wore during the 1986 finals when the Knights regained the NCAA title from San Sebastian.

    "Isang taon ko ding itinago ang T-shirt na ito. Isinuot ko ngayon at baka mayroon pang suwerteng natitira. Mayroon pa nga." added Reyes who steered the Knights to their fifth crown in six years, highlighted by a rare grand slam in 1982-84 under the stewardship of coach Larry Albano.

    The Stags led by as many as 13 points, 31-18, late in the first half when SSC coach Francis Rodriguez solved Letran's vaunted fastbreaks by posting either Hatton or De los Reyes as the top of the offense as the safety man to thwart the outlet plays of the Knights.

    Hatton exploded for six more points to give the Stags a 37-25 spread, but a split by Letranite William Johnson and a buzzer beating three pointer by Ayson after a passing error by Hatton cut the San Sebastian lead to 29-37 at the interval.

    Like water bursting from a leak in a dam, the Knights spurtted to 45-40 advantage witha stoccato of run and gun plays at the start of the final period.

    But th Stags got their second wind with Alvarez and Hatton presiding over the attack to wrest back the upperhand, 58-53, 5:34 remaining.

    Back to back hits by Hatton sandwiching an Alvarez block on Ayson gave San Sebastian the 62-55 lead with 4:52 left, but the Stags went black in the remaining minutes, unable to launch a decent attempt.

    Hatton had the chance to salvage the win for San Sebastian in the last 54 seconds but his one and one free throw off the last foul of Jerry Ruiz went out with team mate De los Reyes on the rebound. The Stags almost forgot to shoot after that.

    "Sa amin na, nawala pa. Ang kailangan lang namin ay ubusin ang oras na natitira at bantayan si Libed pagkatapos. Ayon, nakalusot si Libed" said Rodriguez.

    Jerry Ruiz topscored with 15 points while Robert Ruiz backed him up with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Libed made 10 points and Ayson contributed 9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 5 assists.

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    sayang talaga SSC dito, eto natandaan ko nga, it was already a 7-point lead by San Sebestian, 62-55, and they failed to score, allowing an 8-0 run by Letran, think about how SSC could have won a grandslam too in the 80s if not for Dong Libed's winning shot with 1.2 secs remaining.

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